Make Me Choose
Oriane Congostor Lucy Westenra
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
For Diamond Day (published early because I’m sorta impatient about this stuff).
Merlin has been waiting. Broken, sad, and hopeless he visits the lake one last time. But then something magical happens.
A story of return, of re instilled hope, and a family grown from despair.
Word Count: 2k
Wonderwall - Merthur
Song: Wonderwall (cover) by Cartel
Vidder: ME! cenedrawood/merlinsbluebutterfly
Footage: Merlin (BBC)
Made for Diamond Day, but I couldn’t wait!
The Diamond of the Day (May 13, 2014): “In a land of myth and a time of magic…”
It’s almost that time of year again!
5x13, May 13th, is a Tuesday. Don’t let it pass in silence! Here are some ideas for how to celebrate (perhaps mourn would be a better word) the day:
- Write a fic! You’ve got over a month, you can at LEAST get out a decent one shot in that time. Submit the link to this blog and I’ll even rec it for you.
- Make a gif or edit! Let’s relive every heartbreaking, painful moment of Merlin and Arthur’s parting over and over again! Again, feel free to submit your work.
- Paint/draw something! Showcase your talent, fix the ending, analyze their facial expressions, anything you like! Submit your lovely work when it’s done if you like.
- Submit a rec! Write a review of a fic (try something a little less well known), or a mini fic list (like a fic playlist to get through the day!), send it to me and I’ll post it!
- Make a playlist! Submit an 8tracks link or whatever floats your boat. Whatever it is, I’ll rec it if you want me to.
- Marathon Season 5! I’m planning to. Just sit on the couch, drink some tea, eat a cookie, and cry for a while. Shoosh, it’s gonna be ok. He won’t be dead forever.
- Send your favorite blogger a reassuring anon! You know, along the lines of “friendly reminder that Arthur’s last words were thank you!” or “friendly reminder that Merlin has to wander the earth alone for 2 thousand years!”
Anyway, the point is, get ready because it’s coming and it’s coming fast. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing yet, but hopefully it will be magnificent.
This isn’t limited to Merthur, any pairing is welcome, though I do ask that you focus on the Merlin characters rather than the actors. No RPF unless it’s reincarnation. Thanks!
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
I suppose it’s only common sense to make a tag, so let’s make the May 13th tag
I’d also love to hear your plans! Feel free to message me (I promise I’ll reply privately if you like) or make a post in the tag (which I’m tracking).